Grilled Ginger-Sesame Chicken Salad

READY IN: 1hr 10mins
Recipe by gailanng

A flavorful oriental salad from Curtis Stone via

Top Review by Laurens Auntie

I took this salad to a get together with friends and it was a hit with no left overs. We did not marinade the chicken as written because we didn't read the directions properly. But it still worked out. Be careful with the marinade/dressing as it is pretty strong and a little goes a long way. When it says dress lightly, PLEASE dress lightly taste and add more as needed. It's fairly easy to make and delicious.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Marinade: In a medium bowl, whisk soy sauce, ginger, canola oil, hoisin sauce, sesame oil, sriracha and salt to blend. Transfer 3 tablespoons of the marinade to a baking dish, add chicken and turn to coat. Cover and refrigerate at least 30 minutes, turning after 15 minutes.
  2. Dressing: Whisk vinegar and green onions into the remaining marinade. Set aside.
  3. Heat a grill pan over medium-high heat. Remove chicken from marinade, add to grill pan, and cook about 4 minutes per side or until chicken shows no sign of pink when pierced in the thickest part with the tip of a small sharp knife. Transfer to a cutting board and let rest 15 minutes.
  4. Cut chicken crosswise into 1/4-inch-thick slices.
  5. For the Salad: In a large bowl, toss chicken, cabbage, carrots, green onions, cilantro and half of the almonds with enough dressing to coat lightly.
  6. Mound salad in center of 4 plates. Re-whisk dressing and drizzle a little over and around salad. Sprinkle with the remaining almonds and sesame seeds.

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